Ted Williams, 'The Man with the Golden Voice'

May 22, 2012 (RELEASE)

The Internet has made overnight sensations of countless people, but few as recognizable as Ted Williams, "The Man with the Golden Voice." Discovered by a local reporter begging on a busy highway corner in Columbus, Ohio, the homeless ex-radio announcer became an overnight sensation with more than 50 million YouTube hits and national interviews on the "Today" show, "Good Morning America" and others. His tearful reunion with his elderly mother, after twenty years apart, was watched by millions.

Since then, the world has heard parts of his story: his successful radio career, his crack addiction, his multiple arrests, and his heartbreaking relationship with his ninety-year-old mother. But for the first time in A Golden Voice, Ted Williams puts all the pieces together to give an unforgettable, searingly honest account of life on the streets.

Ted Williams shares his inspiring journey, spanning from theft, crack houses and homeless shelters to ultimately, redemption and hope, discussing details such as:

  • His years as a prisoner to his drug addiction, which caused him to lose his family, con his mother, shoplift, convince his girlfriend to become a prostitute, and live for months under a tent made out of children's raincoats
  • Finding God, which helped lead him from the selfishness of crime to the humility of the street corner-almost a year before he was "discovered" on that highway entrance ramp
  • His unlikely and inspiring love story with his long-term girlfriend, Kathy
  • Finally cashing in on his ticket to success-his Golden Voice-and turning his life around His story isn't just an exploration of wrongs and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give homelessness a voice. It is a deeply American, from-the-heart comeback story about the power of hope, faith, and personal responsibility. With the innate charisma that has won him millions of fans, Ted Williams proves that no one, no matter how degraded, is too lost for a second chance.

    About the Author:
    Ted Williams is currently working as a radio announcer and voice-over artist for Comcast and New England Cable, among others. He will soon be launching a speaking tour. He lives near Columbus, Ohio with his long-time girlfriend Kathy and a sober coach.

    More info at http://www.tedthegoldenvoice.com/

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